The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired right-handed pitcher Johan Quezada from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.
Quezada made his Major League debut as a Marlin last season, giving up three runs over three relief appearances. His fastball averaged 97 mph, paired with a slider that sat at 87.2 mph.
In 116 appearances across six seasons in the minor leagues, he was 15-8 with 16 saves and a 4.05 ERA, striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings.
The Cardinals’ bullpen was a top 10 unit in 2020, and has a lot of returning faces. Quezada could possibly compete for one of the last open spots, but those roles will be more clear after what is decided with the fifth-starter role.
The Cardinals now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.
We have acquired RHP Johan Quezada from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.Quezada, 26, made his Major League debut last season for the Marlins and will be added to our 40-man roster, which now stands at 38. pic.twitter.com/pz6h0TpqpT